I keep trying to entice people to go on slow rides with me, but I finally just launched off on my own today because it was a perfect fall day. I got on the W&OD (Washington and Old Dominion) Trail in Dunn Loring and road out past Vienna for a total of about 10 miles.
It's not terribly hilly and the bike path is wide and well maintained. Given it is a workday for most people, the path was not at all crowded. There were a few walkers and a few more bikers, but not a lot of little kids or crazy dogs.
I reaffirmed that I love my bike. I'm sure it would like to go much faster, but my speed will never be fast.
I hope the mild fall weather continues and I can get in a few more rides like this one before the cold weather comes again.